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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers is a Canadian Football League team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They currently play in the West Division.

Founded: 1936
Formerly known as:
Home stadium: Canad Inns Stadium (formerly Winnipeg Stadium), Winnipeg, Manitoba
Uniform colours: Blue and gold
Helmet design: Gold background, with a white "W", lightning bolt and football
Eastern regular season championships: 6 — 1987, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2001
Western regular season championships: 13 — 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1972
Grey Cup finals appearances: 21 — 1937 (lost), 1938 (lost) 1939 (won), 1941 (won), 1945 (lost), 1946 (lost), 1947 (lost), 1950 (lost), 1953 (lost), 1957 (lost), 1958 (won), 1959 (won), 1961 (won), 1962 (won), 1965 (lost) 1984 (won), 1988 (won), 1990 (won), 1992 (lost), 1993 (lost), 2001 (lost)

The Winnipeg Pegs/Winnipegs are not the same team as the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Pegs won one Grey Cup and appeared in two. These appearances are not counted in the statistics for the Blue Bombers.

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Franchise history

The Winnipeg Rugby Football Club was formed in 1880. In 1930 the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club becomes known as the Winnipegs. In 1933 the Winnipegs and another team called the St. John's merged to form the 'Pegs. In 1936 the 'Pegs became the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and joined the newly created Western Interprovincial Football Union (one of the CFL's forerunners). Despite Winnipeg being a western Canadian city, the Blue Bombers have played many seasons (1987 to 1994 and 1997 to 2001) in the Eastern Division in order to keep the number of teams in each division somewhat equal.

Players of note

Canadian Football Hall of Famers

Current stars


Not to be forgotten

Forgotten but successful elsewhere


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